It’s Wednesday afternoon and I’m not feeling well.
Can I make it tomorrow for our annual cruise?
Every year we get together on KL’s 34-foot cabin cruiser.
We cruise the Gulf Islands of British Columbia ending up on Saltspring.
I’ve known these guys for over half a century.
I joke that we eat a lot and drink a little.
The opposite of what we did as youngsters.
It’s a trip I look forward to eagerly every year.
I once had to skip it because I had “pink eye” and did not want to infect the others.
This Wednesday I felt so horrible, I just wanted to crawl into bed.
But…I have written about the healing power of connection, so…I made the effort to get there.
As soon as I got in the car with FJ to share the ride up-island, I already felt better.
By the time, the four of us shoved off in the Sea Holly, I was again feeling fantastic as I do every time.
I talked to another buddy about this healing experience. Was it a fluke?
He told me of his experience in Afghanistan. He was there before the war with the Soviets.
Five days of being really sick. Couldn’t shake it. He got dragged to a party at the British Embassy.
Connecting with others, enjoying food and drink and what happened?
His illness totally left him and did not return.
It’s nice to read and hear about the healing power of connection.
It’s fantastic to experience the true power of it.
FYI: We did overeat. Even voluminous amounts of ice cream, which is not on my food radar…ever.
Despite that, I felt healthier and stronger after trip.
Have you had a similar experience?
Do you make time to connect with others regularly?
I suspect connection with others is a daily need.
Much like we need Vitamin C every day, we need Vitamin C for Connection daily as well.
To Your Joy, Energy and Health,
Also in this issue:
-Dangerous Chinese Chicken On The Horizon At Your Local Grocery Store
-The World Is Drowning In Debt… Here’s Why It Will IMPLODE
-3 Questions You’re Never Supposed To Ask After A Terrorist Attack
►BOOKS WORTH READING
►MOVIES WORTH WATCHING
“We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men;
and among those fibers, as sympathetic threads, our actions run as causes, and they come back to us as effects.” ― Herman Melville
Dangerous Chinese Chicken On The Horizon At Your Local Grocery Store
The World Is Drowning In Debt… Here’s Why It Will IMPLODE Across The UK, USA And China In The Near Future
3 Questions You’re Never Supposed To Ask After A Terrorist Attack
BOOKS WORTH READING
Everything You Need To Know To Feel Go(o)d Candace Pert.
A follow up to her landmark work Molecules of Emotion.
I will be making notes and using ideas from this book.
MOVIES WORTH WATCHING
A Man Called Ove. Swedish Film. Funny, poignant. Tears. Worth it.
I cannot even imagine where I would be today were it not for that handful of friends who have given me a heart full of joy.
Let’s face it, friends make life a lot more fun.
-Charles R. Swindoll
Why is having someone special so important to us human beings? Not just for companionship, for safety, or for convenience, but because we have a need to express ourselves emotionally and intellectually, we all need someone we can trust to talk to, share our experiences, and bounce our ideas off. We want someone with whom we can share life’s pleasures and, most important, someone to give us feedback—to respond to what we say and let us know how we’re doing. We need someone to witness us, validate us, make us feel complete.
When two people communicate openly and regularly, expressing their feelings and emotions, they give each other reassurance and hope and a connection to the future. We find all of this and more when we express ourselves in love. Scientists have proof that the emotional feedback shared between two people in love balances, regulates, and influences their vital body rhythms and keeps them healthy. Heart rate, blood pressure, hormone balance, and blood sugar absorption all are improved when two people become emotionally united in love. In other words, that old expression “They’ve got real chemistry” isn’t merely a metaphor. People in love don’t just come alive, they tend to stay alive and live richer, healthier, more exciting, and longer lives.
To Your Joy, Energy and Health,
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